Veeam Software, a provider of systems management solutions for virtual machines, has announced the release of Veeam FastSCP (Fast and Secure Copy) for VMware ESX Server. It is a fast, secure and easy-to-use tool to transfer files between ESX Server and Windows machines.
Organizations that use VMware ESX Server know that delivering files to an ESX Server can be challenging. A fast and secure delivery mechanism is needed to move around ISO images, disk images, or backup copies of existing virtual machines. In many organizations, FTP is used to move around these files. And while FTP does work, it can pose a major security issue because it transfers passwords in clear text across the wire. FastSCP not only transfers these files securely, but Veeam also claims that it does so 6 times faster than SCP.
Veeam FastSCP includes three features that make it an essential tool for VMware administrators:
- It's fast: Veeam FastSCP can copy files more than 6 times faster than SCP. It saves a lot of time when dealing with large files.
- It's secure: Veeam FastSCP doesn't require installing anything on ESX Server. It establishes a connection generating a one-time username and password for each file. For example, if you have to upload 10 ISO files, the program will change credentials 10 times.
- It's easy to use: Veeam FastSCP doesn't require any reconfiguration of ESX Server. It has Windows Explorer-like user interface familiar to any Windows user. An administrator can install FastSCP on his/her workstation and start copying files right away.
Veeam FastSCP is free and intended for VMware administrators. It is available as a free download and can be downloaded from the company's Website.